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How does the price of Cotton Futures impact Global Retail Sales

Alton Hill

Fashion and clothing is one of the most important industries globally, accounting for a major contribution to the economies. Despite being seen by many as an industry that is frivolous and indulgent, the global clothing and apparel industry is a serious contender nonetheless. Cotton as a commodity is one of the most important raw material that is central to the1 Read the full article >

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Do Higher Coffee Futures Prices Hurt Starbucks Stock Price?

Alton Hill

When the price of coffee futures fell more than half from the peaks of $137 in August 2015, the benefits of lower coffee prices were passed on by most of the merchants. Starbucks was however the exception, as the company back in 2015 was reported to have hiked the prices of coffee. While Starbucks did not have much of competition1 Read the full article >

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What are the Best Copper ETFs?

Alton Hill

Exchange traded funds or ETFs remain at the forefront of investing community as the products continue to make inroads into all types of portfolios and trading styles and sizes. Thus, investors at different levels have often embraced ETF products due to the transparency, the cost efficiency benefits and the product structure. As ETFs continues to evolve, the products have become1 Read the full article >

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How to Scale out of Winning E-Mini Positions

Alton Hill

Scaling in trading is a concept that is associated with adding to or subtracting from a trade. Scaling ensures that traders can effectively and wisely use their trading capital. Based on the number of contracts used to trade, professional traders can scale into a position as well as scale out, especially when the trades are turning profitable. Position scaling as1 Read the full article >

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Why do Silver Futures Exist?

Alton Hill

The theory of economics offers many explanations on the existence of the organized futures markets which have been often questioned by traders. Early on, the initial school of thought postulated that the reason for existence of the futures markets was due to the ability to offer price insurance. This line of reasoning gave the view that the futures contracts were1 Read the full article >

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How to Make Money in Soybeans with the July/November Spread Trade

Alton Hill

Traders are always on the lookout for new ways to protect themselves against market volatility and uncertainty. In such circumstances, spread trading is a very common approach to trading that is widely employed in the futures markets. Spread trading, as the name implies is trading or speculating on the price difference in a futures' contract for two separate months. Most1 Read the full article >